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LSCE-2547 - Applied GIS

This course covers the underlying geographic concepts (world coordinate system and projections, vector map topology, tiled and layered maps, etc.) map design and outputs, geodatabases, importing spatial and attribute data, digitizing, geocoding, spatial data processing, and advanced spatial analysis. Other topics such as raster integration, Internet-enabled GIS, network, and 3D analysis are also addressed. The technical focus of the course includes computer lab tutorials and case studies using the leading desktop GIS software, ArcGIS from ESRI. Application areas covered in this course include city and regional planning, community planning, economic development, and environmental studies, housing and property evaluations, transit and transportation issues, land use, historic studies, emergency management, public works utilities, census population and demographic studies, and business applications. By the end of this course, students will have sufficient background to identify spatial characteristics of diverse application areas, enabling them to integrate spatial thinking and GIS analysis into their research and careers.
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Subject
LSCE-Land Surveying/Civil Eng
Department
Land Surveying/Civil Eng Tech
Credits
7
Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
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